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Job Title: Partner Biologist
Program: Working Lands
Location: The Visalia Partner Biologist position serves Tulare County and is located in the NRCS Visalia Field Office in Visalia, California.
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt, Three year Term
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation for this position is $64,480-$72,552 Annually. Salary is based on qualifications and internal equity. Point Blue provides a comprehensive benefit package including employer paid medical and dental for staffand 75% for dependents including domestic partners. Other benefits include long term care insurance, optional vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability, flexible spending account, and a 401k plan with an employer discretionary match.
About Point Blue:
Point Blue advances conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems through innovative research, restoration, outreach and extensive partnerships. Our highest priority is to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change and other threats to biodiversity and people, while promoting adaptation to the changes ahead. Point Blue achieves this by conducting research and developing and communicating science-based solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of these changes. Because of our work today, healthy ecosystems will continue to support thriving biodiversity and human communities in California and beyond, on land and at sea.
The Working Lands Partner Biologist is a partnership position between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Point Blue Conservation Science that focuses on providing value-added delivery of wildlife conservation programs on working lands through USDA Farm Bill, Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) and other federal and state funding programs. The Partner Biologist will actively participate with NRCS Field Conservationists, working lands producers, and other resource professionals in the development of ranch, farm, and forestry conservation and grazing plans, including resources assessments, conservation practice design, implementation and monitoring. In particular, they will seek to expand the adoption of prescribed conservation practices under NRCS Farm Bill and WCB habitat conservation programs. The Partner Biologist will also be involved with assessment and monitoring of conservation practices that have been applied on those working lands. This position will provide technical assistance with the NRCS field conservationists to working lands producers whose primary focus is on the implementation of conservation in mountain meadow, forest, rangeland and intensive agricultural habitats (working lands).
Build trust with and enroll working lands producers into conservation programs through Farm Bill, WCB, and other federal, state, and local programs.
Provide technical assistance and program support to NRCS Field Conservationists and working lands producers on habitat conservation practices (e.g. EQIP, CSP, WRE, CDFA Healthy Soils, Point Blue's WCB program, etc.)
Develop technical proficiency in the use of NRCS Conservation Planning process and NRCS technical tools such as Web Soil Survey, Ecological Site Descriptions, Wildlife Habitat Evaluations, Rangeland Health Assessments, Protracts, Conservation Desktop and the Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool, and Stream Visual Assessment Protocol2.
Initiate and sustain cooperative working relationships with working lands producers, NRCS, other federal, state and local agencies, tribes and other under represented groups, conservation groups and other resource professionals.
Provide fish and wildlife habitat evaluation, management, restoration, and monitoring related training, workshops, and field sessions to NRCS Field Conservationists, working lands producers, and other conservation partners.